Windows 10: Recycle Bin issues Solved

  1.    09 Apr 2016 #1

    Recycle Bin issues

    On my Desktop I have a shortcut folder entitled "$Recycle.bin - Shortcut". When I double-click I am told the file is empty (no files listed), yet properties show many GB's in the file. I have undertaken a command prompt to rectify this - the folder was then emptied according to properties. Properties showed a kB in folder. I deleted a test file and properties showed an increase in kB's but there were no files listed. How can I rectify this?
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  2.    09 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, Perhaps you have created a shortcut to one of the particular recycle bins on one of your disks or partitions, after deleting it. So delete the shortcut and follow the relevant part of this:

    If that doesn't solve your problem:

    If you read on in this there are some suggested repairs which may help:

    And this may help:
    $Recycle.Bin - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This may explain the name you are seeing:

    However it may be that you have a really bad trojan if you believe this:
    How to Remove $Recycle.Bin Virus (Win 8, Win 7)
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #3

    Recycle Bin issues

    I followed the 1st reply in your message, but this did not help. I continued searching elsewhere and came across where 'Recycled' should be. I was able to resurrect the Recycle Bin folder but it showed as being empty when it was not. In properties I came across the shaded checked Hide box/word. I managed to uncheck this and now I have everything back to normal. Thanks for your help. Bruce
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